My apologies. I have too much work, and will not be taking in any watches until I am caught up. I will probably be taking watches in again in late October 2014. My phone number and the 'sending your watch' link with my address will be restored when I am caught up. Thank you.


  Please contact me first (preferably by telephone (503) 239-1859) before sending any watch to me.

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  My hours are Tuesday to Friday from around 11:00 to 5:00. I do not have a walk up shop and I no longer take watches in person;  so please be aware that, even if you live in the Portland area, you will need to mail your watch to me. Details for doing so may be found by clicking on the sending your watch link at the top of my website.

If you are in the Portland area and your watch just needs a battery, or band adjustment, I suggest you call Klein Jewelers (downtown on Washington Street, tel: 503 226-6748) or Batteries Plus (NE Broadway, tel: 503 546-4962). If you do not want to mail your watch to me, and are outside the Portland area you should contact AWCI (American Watch/Clockmaker Institute tel: 866 367-9800) for a referral to another watchmaker.

Many watches are not cost-effective to repair, have worn-out parts, or parts that are not available. So please, before sending any watches, e-mail or call first to discuss the problems you are having with your watch or watches. Please give details as to the make and model and what repairs may be required. I also require that the Sending Watch Form from my website be filled out and enclosed with each watch you send. The link for forms you can fill out is at the top of the page (the Sending Your Watch link).


If you wind your watch and it ticks or it's an auto-wind watch (wound by your wrist movements), please go to the wind up watch estimate page.

If your watch has the word "quartz" on the dial, or you have never wound it and it ran, it is probably a battery powered watch.

If it has been over a year since you had a battery put in your watch, and you haven't gotten it wet, it probably has a dead battery, replacement of which is usually $20.00.

Battery powered watches have a lot less power in them than wind up watches, and they won't continue to run (and wear themselves out) with dirt in them as a mechanical watch will; they'll just stop.  When your battery powered watch is new, you may get as many as seven years from a battery. As the watch ages and the oil gets gummy, you'll get fewer and fewer years from each battery until a new battery won't make it run.
Then it will need cleaning and oiling. A cost of about $97.00 and up. Sometimes it's cheaper to replace the watch's insides than it is to repair or clean and oil. The price can vary greatly, from $40.00 to $980.00, depending upon the grade of watch movement in your watch.

Usually when battery powered watches won't work they just need a new battery. If it is a dead battery (it usually is). I will put in a new one,  test the watch, and mail it back, all for forty dollars. This price includes the battery of 20.00 and twenty dollars for the diagnosis and registered return shipping fee. Please check the Sending Me Your Watch page.